Though it is sort of an older set from 2013 and getting pretty close to being retired, Bob Combs, the security director of The Getty, has performed a playful security assessment of the building in the Lego set Museum Break-in (60008).

Bob Combs writes:

I conducted a security assessment of this museum and discovered that the "precious objects" are only marginally secured. I'd recommend to this museum's staff to use some sturdy mounts with tamper-proof fasteners and perhaps some alarm sensors.

The museum in question has an easily accessible skylight that appears not to be locked or alarmed, and the two thieves also come equipped with handy rope to assist them in their endeavor. Conveniently, LEGO® vines growing on the outside of the museum provide handgrips the thieves can use in climbing up to the skylight. Also of concern is the lack of Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) coverage. However, after some looking online I did find a YouTube video in which a ten-year-old boy shows you how to make your own LEGO® CCTV cameras with only five LEGO® pieces. Your child may want to look into adding this security measure, at the very least.

On the plus side, there is a wall of red laser beams that protects the front door—but again, leaving the skylight and adjacent windows unprotected. The set also comes with three police responders equipped with both a tactical police vehicle and a helicopter for chasing down the criminals who have their own "getaway vehicle." I couldn't help but note that this van has space in the back for the ill-gotten goods, but only room up front for one of the criminals. Perhaps a double-cross is also in the works?

Museum Break-in (60008) is still available for sale (call for availability) on Lego shop at home, but don't drag your feet, this set won't be available much longer.

[via The Getty Iris]


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